I'm not the kind of girl who's too proud to buy myself a bouquet of flowers. So, I treated myself to a 12 day trip back home. It started out because my best friend begged me a few months ago to come home. Then I wanted badly to go to an OU football game and see familiar faces and familiar land that stretched as far as the eye could see. I wanted to spend 12 hours on the road there and back with nothing but my thoughts buckled safely in the passenger seat. I wanted to let loose and have a few beers with my closest friends. I wanted to get away from my computer. Get away from my boyfriend (sorry Chad!) And get closer to myself - the purest part of who I am. So a simple trip home turned into a birthday gift to myself, and I didn't even know it.

I've struggled the last year on where exactly "home" is anymore. In the last two weeks I have come to realize that home will always be Oklahoma. The endless sunsets, Braum's pumpkin shakes, and friends. 

I took a LOT of photos on this trip so stay tuned for more posts! But for now, here are a few of my favorite moments that took place between the lines.

Special thanks to my "best friend" Luke for the photos of me and Sheri.  :)